Barry Boyce: How has mindfulness informed your recent experience in Washington? Has your mindfulness practice made a difference during this interesting period? Rep. Tim Ryan: Oh, it’s been more essential than ever because Washington has been more chaotic than ever, with more frequent bouts of insanity than normal. So, mindfulness practice has really kept me … Read moreThe Mindful Politician: Why Tim Ryan is Promoting Mindfulness in Washington
Barry Boyce is Editor-in-Chief of Mindful and Mindful.org. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1972 and teaching it since 1980, leading seminars, retreats, and leadership programs. Boyce the editor of the anthology The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life.Barry is also co-author of The Rules of … Read moreIntroduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Barry Boyce
There are days when life just doesn’t make it easy to stop and take time for a longer period of meditation. But why let that stop you from injecting mindfulness into your life in small does throughout the day? Being mindful throughout the day isn’t about doing everything as if you were handling a delicate … Read moreFive Ways to Practice Mindfulness When You’re Busy
Mindfulness is often packaged as an individual pursuit: you carve out a space in a comfortable setting or a studio that suits your needs so you can take time to calm down, relax, or focus better for work. The benefits advertised are very me-oriented. This personal project, essential to mindfulness, overlaps with an inherent tendency … Read moreCan Mindfulness Help Us Dismantle Inequality?
Ah, clickbait. It draws you in but so often disappoints. All hat, no cattle, as the Texas saying goes. To wit: A recent New York Times headline blared, “Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate.” The piece is by two business school behavioral scientists, Kathleen Vohs and Andrew Hafenbrack, who conducted research to … Read moreAre Meditators Unmotivated Slackers?
As Editor-in-Chief of Mindful, I have the honor of receiving and reviewing hundreds of books over the course of a year. After careful review, only a handful make it into the pages of the magazine. Here are nine books that stand out as being my favorite this year: 1. Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness … Read moreThe Best Mindfulness Books This Year